BBC Words in the News

Hi everyone...

Sorry to make this a short, quick message, but I'm just checking in between classes. I'll have more information for you tonight (including a quick lesson on past simple and present perfect by talking about the life of actress Lynn Redgrave, who has died today at the age of 67.)

In the meantime, I wanted to share a very useful and informative website with you.

Three times a week, the BBC World Service has a new Words in the News story, which allows you to listen and read to a BBC news story while learning new vocabulary. It doesn't take much time to do - you can listen and read two or three times in five minutes. Plus, if you'd like extra practice with your pronunciation (especially with stressed and unstressed syllables), try reading the words out loud at the same time you listen to them. You'll be amazed at how your listening comprehension improves after two or three weeks!

This week's Words in the News story is about racism in Tintin comics:



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